September 12, 2011 Subject:
Hot, in both good and bad ways
Very good show! Garcia doesn't really cut loose all that much on guitar, but he might just be shutting up & letting Hornsby & Marsalis play. Great set. Not wild about the sound of this recording at all.
July 12, 2008 Subject:
Start to finish...
one of the finest shows the GD ever performed! This version is a bit over cooked, level wise.
July 11, 2008 Subject:
One of those shows
This is a show that when I am listening to it, i just shut my eyes and imagine the ensemble- Jerry, Bobby, Phil of course - Mickey and Billy back there - a newly acquired Vince on keys and Bruce backing him on the baby grand- and Branford out there jammin' as if he has always been a member of the band. Jerry sounds Great ! Check out that Shakedown!
Bobby even sounds like he tries to put some real good bloozy feeling into C.C. and it fits real good with Bruce and Branford. One of the best C.C.'s i've heard imho.
Then omgosh! It takes alot to laugh - of ALL the dylan tunes i wish Jerry played this one a lil more (mebbe other than Visions).But Hot Damn what a time to bust it out! .... You New Yorkers got some of the hottest nights these guys ever had to offer. The slide into It Take alot to Laugh is just magnificent - as are Jerry's vocals. Great recording!
I remember many years ago having the second set of this on tape (up to drums). I played it over and over again, but hearing it here - in this quality brings out more than i ever remember. This is just a fabulous show worth playing from Tuning til it's all over =)
~Let the good times roll
January 16, 2008 Subject:
pretty darn good for 91
this is a very good new source for this show- I listened the whole way through and the fidelity is strong. The performances, especially Jerry, are very tight- It is one of those Jerry nights where his leads are just flying out of the guitar on every single song- inventive, playful, dramatic, everything that can be good about Jerry he displays this night- it is the kind of consistency within a single show that makes me think of 9-18-74, 12-26-79, etc. Listen to this or better get it at E-tree